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Not a rossi fan but I've to ski on them for trip in europe within the ski industry. I've to reserve my setup asap.

coach, 200 pds, 5'11. 

ref: line mothership 195, prophet90, influence 105, gs racestock etc.

style: towards modern using traditional race techniques.

 

I'm looking for: early rise rather than rocker, above 185 lenght, metal plate, twintip and between 100-110 waist.

So they're the exp98 coming out of the bunch. My bad, but I'm judgemental about'em. 

They have traditonal shape, not enought tail tip for safe switch landings, tips look pretty slalomish and just by looking at 'em, I feel like the arc would  increase into much shorter radius at high speed. I don't want to bomb on a slalom ski.

 

Squad 7's are very nice tho... but 120mm won't be appropriated... I migh leave my clients back.

Super7.. nah..  the rocker pintail isn't my style.

 

So according blister's excellents reviews, the Scimitar looks pretty decent but the larger size is 181...

 

Just want something to have fun on sidecountry, that carve some groomers, cut icy bump fields and finish the run through the park. And defenetly damp at speed.

 

If you spent time on one of rossi's skis and you kinda like the same riding, i'm looking forward about your comments.

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"So they're the exp98 coming out of the bunch. My bad, but I'm judgemental about'em. 

They have traditonal shape, not enought tail tip for safe switch landings, tips look pretty slalomish and just by looking at 'em, I feel like the arc would  increase into much shorter radius at high speed. I don't want to bomb on a slalom ski."

 

Your observation that I've bolded is completely incorrect. This ski is completely comfortable ripping long radius turns at high speeds. At your size and weight, you'd ski the 180 even if you're a level 9-10 skier. I don't know anyone under 6'3"-4" and 230 that ski the 188.  These skis will do everything you've listed and match you're described skiing style in spades except the park and landing switch in powder. 

 

If you like the Squad 7's, don't know what the bid deal is... can't just scrub a bit of speed if your 'clients' can't keep up? It's what most professionals do.  

post #3 of 9
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okay cool for the exp98 then, glad to hear that. However, no need to recommand a lenght. 
scrubbing speed on a squad7? it's illegal! haha

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Originally Posted by tuckerman1 View Post

okay cool for the exp98 then, glad to hear that. However, no need to recommand a lenght. 
scrubbing speed on a squad7? it's illegal! haha

 

 

I took a moment to talk about length because I didn't believe it myself until a number of very very strong skiers (examiners, professional coaches, ex-FIS racers, etc...) said to be very careful when choosing length for this ski. Apologies if your ego or sensibilities were offended.  Wasn't my intension at all.

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Thread Starter 

everything's smooth buddy ... I'm more into comments about what riders experienced with one of those skis previously mentionned.

peace

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Edited by markojp - 9/7/12 at 4:04pm
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It does have full rocker, but you have to try the Sickle if your only reserving one pair of skis.

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I have a pair of the E98's 180cm that were purchased to be an all mtn western oriented ski.  As previously mentioned, these skis will rip big lines down the fall line but they are also nimble enough for trees and bumps.  The only area that I found lacking was float where I wished they stayed on top of the snow a bit better and fogiveness.  These skis demand a firm hand.  No wishy washy inputs.  You need to be the master and they will do just about anything you ask of them.

 

My stats are 5'9" 190lbs and a level 8/9 skier.  Make no mistake, this is not a nice forgiving all mountain ski for the masses.  It is a razor sharp and demanding tool that will give back to you what you put in.  At first I was intiminated a bit by them, and then I reminded myself that I have the goods and the confidence to use them and then this ski came alive after I took control.  During a week in Mammoth and another at Big Sky I found the E98's to be an excellent choice for me and look forward taking them to Whistler this coming season.  I plan on using them for a 2 day extreme camp but will rent true powder boards for my day of Heli.

 

Good luck,

 

Rick G

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Thread Starter 

Thx Guys !!!  Yea i'm totally in to give a try on the Sickle and-or Scimitar..
 

As I wrote up, I'm defenetly  judgemental about the exp98 ;-)  Looks like a middle aged oriented ski that wanna go fat but not so off from what a happy-carver dad likes  ya know!

Theese skis are ugly, pretentious, awefull shovel, no tail tip, terrible colors and graphics... BUT BUT BUT they seem to be a VERY reliable tool.
Yeah I might have to suck up my apprehensions. Anyways, right after the click click, I don't see my skis anymore and I don't give a sh*t.


However, IF the scimitar - Sickle can hold on the steap icy traverses also with solid amount of grip, I would be down. Mounted traditionnal (freeride) obviously.

Certainly not as performance oriented tool, but defently good to steeze up our euro bros! The best would be enough hold to clock decent time on non-inj GS course on Valley Challenges!

 

I really appreciate your comments.  (english's not my motherthongue, don't look at the grammar plz)

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